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Educate Magazine - 2021-05-01

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Progress Schools opens doors to brand new school

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Progress Schools has officially opened the doors to its new school in Gorton, Manchester. The new school is located inside The Hideout Youth Zone and is a welcomed addition to the local area. The new school is officially now accepting student referrals and it will offer an alternative provision for young people aged 11 to 16, who have been unable to remain in mainstream education. The bespoke and individualised curriculum will support the academic and wellbeing development of students, helping them to achieve. Progress Schools CEO, James Madine, said: “We are thrilled to announce the official opening of our first Progress School in Manchester, we already have sites in Wigan and Stockport, so it’s brilliant to close the loop and have a base in Manchester. The school will go a long way in supporting the children in the local community who, have found themselves unable to remain in mainstream education for a range of reasons. “Being located inside the Hideout Youth Zone brings so many additional opportunities for our students, and we are grateful to the team at Hideout for their support so far in helping to get this school open. I look forward to working with the team in the coming months and years.” The nationally based independent secondary school provider is no stranger to working in partnership with Youth Zones. They currently have schools located at The Hive Youth Zone Wirral and Wigan Youth Zone. Progress Schools have a total of 12 schools across England, and support children aged 11- 16, providing them with an alternative education. Since opening its doors in 2015, Progress Schools has gained a national footprint in the alternative education sector, leading the way for innovation and development. Providing inspirational teaching and ensuring student progression is at the heart of everything they do, they are positively impacting young people’s lives. Its commitment to supporting the potential to achieve is echoed in each of the schools and even landed them an Educate Award in January for Most Inspirational Alternative Provision by a School (for its Liverpool site), with two of its Wirral sites also being shortlisted for awards.

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